The first work that was installed in Out of Storage is by Olivier Mosset (1944, Bern), untitled, made between 1966 and 1972, a black circle on a white background. He made many works with circles in that period. Mosset was connected to B.M.P.T., a group of artists making conceptual work in the sixties in Paris, like Daniel Buren, Michel Parmentier and Niele Toroni.
Coincidentally, another work that has just been installed is also by an artist born in 1944, namely Christian Boltanski (1944, Paris), whose work is currently shown in the French pavilion at the Venice Biennale. One of his works in Out of Storage was produced in 1972 and has the title 62 membres du Club Mickey en 1955, les photos préferées des enfants. The work consists of photos submitted for a section of the comic Mickey. Boltanski enlarged these pictures, framed them and grouped them together in a series that can be read as a memorial for a lost childhood.
The preparations for Out of Storage will be finished on June 25th. The exhibition will consist of several hundred works from various movements such as Arte Povera, Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, New Realism, Pop Art and Fluxus, all from the renowned collection of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais.